Here’s how to tell if your shirt really fits:
One of the first things you should look at when trying on a shirt is where the shoulder seam hits. It should sit right at the edge of your shoulder bone.
When buttoned, the cuff should hit at the smallest part of your wrist. When wearing a watch, it should touch your watch, and sometimes even cover it.
You should be able to easily button the top buttons without struggling. When buttoned all the way to the top, you should be able to comfortably fit 1 finger between your neck and the collar. It should feel a bit snug when you do this, but that’s a good thing. If you can fit more fingers in between your collar and neck, then it’s too loose. You should be able to wear it buttoned all day without feeling uncomfortable. This will be important when you wear a tie.
For chest fit, you shouldn’t struggle to get any of the buttons fastened. The shirt should lay flat on your chest, and there shouldn’t be any gaps in the fabric between the buttons. There shouldn’t be any excess fabric around the front or side of the shirt.
When the shirt is untucked, it should hit right below your back pant pockets. When tucked, there shouldn’t be too little or too much fabric out the top of your pants.Want a perfect fit on the first try? We developed GQ Size™, 10 unique sizes, that only requires one measurement to put you in a perfect fitting shirt. Find your GQ Size™. Shop the Essentials Shirt